Convert Gmail™ to PDF (locally)

Convert Gmail™ to PDF (locally)

Convert your emails to PDF format on offline mode (without a server interaction; secure and private) to backup your emails

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What is Convert Gmail™ to PDF (locally)?

Convert Gmail™ to PDF (locally) is a user-friendly Chrome extension designed to bring privacy and ease to email backup. It allows Gmail users to convert their emails into PDF in offline mode, protecting their data from server interactions. The extension offers two modes of conversion, simple and normal adapted from users reading preference. Particularly supports bulk conversion and all Gmail view modes. Its use of jsPDF for conversion also enhances privacy, while also providing essential customization options, including filename customization and choice of print mode.

Rating: 3.35 (34)
Version: 0.3.5 (Last updated: 2023-10-10)
Creation date: 2020-03-09
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
  • storage
  • scripting
  • declarativeContent
Host permissions:
  • *://*
Size: 4.23M
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This extension adds two new buttons to your Gmail interface. One orange PDF button and one blue PDF button. The orange button can be used to generate distraction-free PDF documents and the blue one generates a normal PDF document. It is also possible to press the toolbar button (action button) to convert multiple emails to PDF at once. For bulk conversion, you need to select a few threads first.


  1. Supports all Gmail view modes (no split, right of inbox, below inbox)
  2. Supports bulk conversion by selecting multiple threads at once
  3. Support simple and advance printing with and without images
  4. Extracts email date and use it in the archived name


  1. The orange button is called the "simple" mode of operation. In this mode, your emails are reformated and all the images, lines, and any other distracting elements are removed from the document before the PDF file is generated. This is useful to generate PDF for fast reading.

  2. The blue button is called the "normal" mode of operation. In this mode, the "window.print()" function is called and the generated document is in the standard format.

  3. This extension does NOT send your documents to an external server for conversion as this violates the user's privacy. The extension uses a local JavaScript library called jsPDF for all its conversions.

  4. By default, no image is attached to your document if the "simple" mode is selected so that there would be no image fetching from remote servers.

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  • Saves time converting emails to PDF
  • No extra setup or account creation needed
  • Supports multiple downloads
  • Works well when enabling images in simple mode
  • Produces empty PDFs for some users
  • Simple mode often does not work or produces PDFs in unwanted landscape format
  • Requires an account for use, raising privacy concerns
  • Does not work due to recent Gmail changes
Most mentioned
  • Simple button issues
  • Produces empty PDFs
  • Ease of use and time-saving
  • Extension does not work or is non-functioning for some users
  • Concerns about privacy and account creation
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Risk impact

Convert Gmail™ to PDF (locally) may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

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